Delta variable, infections surge in Australia: Melbourne returns to lockdown

Melbourne, August 5 – Australia, which has survived the first waves of the pandemic, is facing a delta variant, while only 13% of the population of 25 million is being vaccinated. And if Sydney, the largest Australian city (over 5 million inhabitants) in recent days, had to extend restrictions for at least another 4 weeks, now Melbourne And the rest of Victoria will enter a Seven days insurance Starting at 8 p.m. local time today. Prime Minister Daniel Andrews told reporters.

About two-thirds of the Australian population is in solitary confinement while delta variable It continues to spread nationwide according to Bloomberg reports, explaining that Melbourne It is imposed on all citizensCommitment to stay at home For the sixth time since the beginning of the epidemic. Australia’s second largest city last year suffered one of the world’s longest and harshest lockdowns and came out on its own Last solitude on July 28.

“The expert warning is that if we have to wait until a few days, there is a good chance that instead of locking us up for a week we could be until we are all vaccinated,” Andrews said. While in Sydney where the lockdown was due to end on July 30, restrictions have been extended until August 28.

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